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Kenta allege malpractice in the counting of votes

Narok gubernatorial candidate Moitalel Ole Kenta has raised concern over election malpractice in favour of his opponent Patrick Ntutu.

Ole Kenta said he had tangible evidence where the presiding officers in several polling stations swapped his votes with that of Ntutu, especially in polling stations that he had had performed well.

The aspiring governor on an ODM ticket gave the example of Kisiriri and Olokurto primary school where he won the elections, but the results were swapped with that of Ntutu who got less votes.

“The presiding officers have agreed they made a mistake but I wonder why it affected votes cast in favour in over five incidents,” he said.

Kenta also alleged that his agents were bribed not to appear in parts of Sogoo, Sagamian and Ilmotiok wards that are mainly dominated by the Kipsigis community.

“Yesterday I commended IEBC believing they will do a perfect job, but I am shocked that most of the officers were bribed to steal my votes,” said Kenta.

Kenta who spoke at Maasai Girls’ Secondary school vowed to move to court to compel IEBC to repeat the vote counting exercise.

The gubernatorial race in Narok County was between Kenta and Ntutu, who was vying on an UDA ticket. However, the county election manager is yet to announce the gubernatorial results.

Narok North Sub County police commander Fredrick Shiundu confirmed that one presiding officer had been arrested for posting wrong gubernatorial information and investigations are ongoing.

Another Presiding officer at Enaitoiyopaki polling station in Narok East was also arrested for swapping 470 votes meant for Ole Kenta with 36 votes casted in favour of Ntutu.

By Ann Salaton

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